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Ameriquest Field in Arlington
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Ameriquest Field in Arlington

Ameriquest Field in Arlington
Location Arlington, Texas
Opened April 1, 1994
Capacity 49,115
Current Ownership Arlington Sports Facilities Development Authority
Architects:
  • David M. Schwarz Architectural Services
  • HKS, Inc.
Dimensions:
Left
Left-Ctr
Center
Right-Ctr-(Deep)
Right-Ctr
Right
Backstop

334 ft.
388 ft.
400 ft.
407 ft.
381 ft.
325 ft.
60 ft.

Ameriquest Field in Arlington is a baseball stadium located in Arlington, Texas, located between Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas. It was known until May 2004 as The Ballpark in Arlington. It was constructed as a replacement for Arlington Stadium.

The stadium is home to the Major League Baseball team, the Texas Rangers.

History

Funding was approved for a new home for the Texas Rangers in 1991 by the City of Arlington. Construction began on April 2, 1992 a short distance away from Arlington Stadium, the ballpark it would replace, and the new Ballpark in Arlington was opened on April 1, 1994 in an exhibition contest between the Texas Rangers and the New York Mets. The first official game was on April 11 against the Milwaukee Brewers.

This stadium was the site of the 1995 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. It also hosted the first regular-season interleague game on June 12, 1997, when the Rangers played the San Francisco Giants.

On May 7, 2004, Rangers owner Tom Hicks announced that he had negotiated the naming rights of the stadium to home mortgage company, Ameriquest. The contract was worth US $75 million over 30 years.

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